[buug] Per user cost for RSA SecurID cards

Patrick Soltani psoltani at ultradns.com
Mon Aug 18 14:32:05 PDT 2003


>Does anyone have experience with generating one-time passwords 
>using RSA 
>SecurID systems?
I have been running couple of ACE servers 5.x aka SecureID servers for a while now. 
You can do this only on the GUI version. 

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x    x                                                                    x     
x    x    The One-Time Password Generation feature is only available      x     
x    x                 in graphical user interface mode.                  x     
x    x                                                                    x     
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>What's the shoot-from-the-hip cost per user to maintain this sort of 
>authentication infrastructure?

$5k for the software and support; this may vary for you, we got them couple of years ago.
$2k for 30 key-fobs + some software token/key-fob
$4k for two Sun Netra T1 to act as primary and replica for fault tolerance and fail-over.
Plus the cost of a 6 packs and an extra large Pizza and some patience to get it all working ;-).

Patrick Soltani.

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